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Public Health Grand Rounds

The WVU Injury Control Research Center is a formal co-sponsor of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR).  Offered monthly, the purpose of the PHGRs is to provide faculty and students an opportunity to hear national public health leaders; faculty from Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health; and guests from state and local health departments. Our co-sponsorship of PHGRs has ensured that approximately one-fourth of all PHGRs are devoted to injury topics.


WVU ICRC Co-sponsored Injury-related Public Health Grand Rounds, 2007 – 2014


December 5, 2014

“A Comprehensive, Community-based Opioid Overdose Prevention Program”

Presenter: Fred Brason

Executive Director of Project Lazarus in North Carolina

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May 7, 2014

"Teen Driver Injury Prevention: Translating Research to Practice."

Presenter: Jean Thatcher Shope, MSPH, PhD

Research Professor

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and School of Public Health


December 4, 2013

“Domestic Violence Researchers and Advocates – Using Concept Mapping to Bridge the Two Worlds”

Presenter: Andrea Gielen

Professor and Director

John Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy


May 2, 2013

"The NH Gun Shop Project: Working with Gun Owners to Reduce Suicide"

Presenter: Mary G. Vriniotis, MS

Consultant, Harvard University Injury Control Research Center and

Inter-American Development Bank

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 December 5, 2012

“The West Virginia Poison Center: Public Health Collaborations and a Shared Mission”

Presenter: Elizabeth J. Scharman, Pharm.D., DABAT, FAACT, BCPS

Director, West Virginia Poison Center

Professor, WVU School of Pharmacy


May 2, 2012

"Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse and Mortality Trends in Rural Population"

Presenter: Marcella H. Sorg, PhD, RN, D-ABFA

Associate Research Professor

Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center

University of Maine

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February 15, 2012

"Intervention Evaluation Research to Address the Leading Causes of Workers' Compensation among Health Care Workers"

Presenter: James Collins, PhD, MSME

Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service

Associate Director for Science

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Safety Research

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May 2011

“Is it Safe to Drive or Work with a Hangover?: Translational Injury Research”

Presenter: Gordon Smith, MD, MPH

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland

School of Medicine, Core Faculty, National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Services

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April 2011

“Translation of a Robbery Prevention Program for Small Retail Businesses: A Pilot Study”

Presenter: Daniel Hartley, EdD, Project Officer,

Workplace Violence Prevention Coordinator

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Presenter: Carri Casteel, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Epidemiology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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April 2010

“Is Work Dangerous for Teenagers?”

Presenter: Carol Runyan, PhD

Injury Prevention Research Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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June 2008

“Visitor Injury in National Parks”

Presenter: Sara Newman, MCP, DrPH, CDR USPHS

Public Risk Management Program, Division of Risk Management

U.S. National Park Service


April 2008

“Community-Based Research in Family Violence: The Challenge of Linking Policy with Evidence”

Presenter: Harriet MacMillan, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

The Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University


February 2008

“Injuries in the U.S. Army: Commonalities & Generalizability to Civilian Injury Research”

Presenter: Hope Tiesman, PhD, MSPH

Associate Research Fellow

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health


December 2007

“Identifying and Investigation Potential Suicide Clusters”

Presenter: Robert Bossarte, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine

West Virginia University


October 2007

“U.S. and West Virginia Public Health Issues”

Presenter: Chris Curtis, MPH

Commissioner, West Virginia Bureau for Public Health


May 2007

“Public Policy and Public Health Implications of Mass Evacuations: The Terrorism Hazard”

Presenter: Brian Gerber, PhD

Assistant Professor

West Virginia University Public Administration


March 2007

“Suicide in Appalachia and Rural America”

Presenter: Robert Bossarte, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine

West Virginia University


January 2007

“Disaster Planning for Special Needs Population”

Presenter: Lori Risk, MOT, OTR/L

Assistant Director, West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities